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Internet Addiction: A Wake Up Call, Take The Test

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posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 06:01 PM
Get ready for the highest score yet..and not surprising at all..
50 -79 points: You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider their full impact on your life.
I DO consider the impact it has on my life.
And I'm NOT going to change.
Cyber sex test...
No score for that one....and not a problem at all.

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posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 06:37 PM

Originally posted by AccessDenied
Get ready for the highest score yet..and not surprising at all..

Way to go, AD! (claps)

I was wondering when you were going to jump in.


posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 07:53 PM
I scored 43

"You are an average on-line user. You may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but you have control over your usage."

Maybe I should take a closer look at my habit.

posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 07:56 PM
reply to post by Recouper

Yes you should! I don't think you're putting in enough time
Just kidding, kind of.

I'm going to try to remember to keep track of my seat time this week, just out of curiosity.

posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 08:26 PM
I don't get it, this test is crap.I got 39 points and I'm like non-stop on the internet since my job involves that.I'm not an online gamer either, I know games cost alot of energy.Surfing the web has becomed more like looking at the tv.I think the problem is how you use the internet more than how long someone stays online.Games do cause alot of stress and alot of energy.While playing games the gamer does not move at all for hours in general, only moves the mouse and his fingers, his arms in general.While surfing the web even if I spend alot of time doing it I can go to the refrigirator get a snak, I can go out a bit for a few minutes outside, I can take out the garbige sack and so on.This is because you are not loosing at any games.This with you are adicted to this and that is kind of overtated.

posted on Aug, 18 2008 @ 12:50 AM

Originally posted by Rhain
I work tech support for a major U.S. cable company and I see the addiction. Grown man and women crying (yes crying) due to a storm outage in their area. I work night shift and if there is an outage you would be amazed at the number of people calling at 4 am.

When Florida and Louisiana were going through their worst hurricanes, they would still call reporting their internet was off. I recall asking one caller if she realized she was in the path of the hurricane, she just brushed it off.

I love my internet but I don't burn supper or let the laundry pile up over it.

Haha that reminds me of the Email that used to go around about darwin awards. Iirc a customer rang the place he purchased his PC from to report that it was not booting up anymore. After the usual questions trying to get to the problem, the techie asked if even the monitor would turn on. The guy replied that not even that would turn on. The next question was asking him to check the power point, and try another one, to which the reply was "But the power has gone out."

I made a mess of it, but that was the gist of it..

Well I did the test and got the same as the OP, but then with questions like #10 - How often do you block out disturbing thoughts about your life with soothing thoughts of the Internet? I just have to wonder just who they're targetting with this test.

Soothing thoughts of the internet?

Soothing thoughts? Conspiracies, violent FPS games, scheming MMORPGs, graphic news items from war torn coutnries, spam, obnoxious websites with a gazillion online casino popups, lag (for those of us in Australia anyway), arrghh!!! I should go watch the telly !!

posted on Aug, 18 2008 @ 05:20 AM
reply to post by bloodcircle

"Soothing thoughts of the internet" indeed!!
Thanks for a good morning laugh! I almost spit out my coffee on that one!!

Ok all you poor addicted souls, I am off to join the real world of the worker drone, whilst visions of the "soothing internet" dance in my pea brain

posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:57 PM
I don't think its a valid test or a valid "addiction". It is just one more "addiction" that doctors/psychiatrists/psychologists can diagonse some one with; so they can propose lifestyle or medication. If the "patient" doesn't choose to modify their lifestyle to what "they/TPTB" determine what civilized "normal" life styles should be then they prescribe medication and weekly "visits" to work out their problems and talk about it.

It's a crock, like global warming, the galactic federation of lite, and the recent bigfoot hoax; pure drivel.

I spend all day on the internet because it is my job (honestly I hate the internet - but at least with the Net I can determine what information flows into my conscious awareness; unlike TV/cable).... then when I get home I get on the internet again. It's how I get my news. I refuse to watch TV/cable/satellite - in fact I cancelled cable and my big screen TV is used only for XBOX. I use the internet to shop and get all the things I need. If there was still a reliable and affordable way to have all of my organic/natural foods shipped to me I would do that too. But I have to go to the market for those food stuffs.

It's just one more way for "Them" to say that "We" are mentally deranged so that at some point in the future they can point to the diagonsis and in some way deprive some Constitutional Right from "us", individually or collectively. It's all part of a bigger plan....


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posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 08:04 AM
My score: 30

So I have internet use issues, but nothing out of control. I view using any computer as a mixed bag of fun and work, because for 7 years I had to keep a small computer network up and running... that's guaranteed to change your perspective on what Microsoft calls TCO - the total cost of ownership of a computer.

posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 05:40 AM
reply to post by LateApexer313

Well, I took the test and just as I suspected I am not addicted to the internet, I think I got the lowest score which is a 4. I don't let something like a computer control my life, I am on in the morning, and sometimes that's it. Unless my husband IM's me then i am on for an extra 20 minutes. I am hyperactive anyway, so sitting on my butt all day is not a good way to spend my day, i prefer to clean, and go outside, and spend time with my kids and husband over the internet. In fact we had no internet for a week, did I cry and freak out. Nope, i just went on with life.

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